Rockets push past Jazz

HOUSTON — Kyle Lowry had 28 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Houston's first triple-double of the season, and the Rockets moved past Utah in the Western Conference standings with a 110-108 victory over the Jazz on Sunday night.

Lowry notched his first career triple-double and set a career high in rebounds, and Kevin Martin scored 34 points for the Rockets, who slid into the No. 9 spot in the Western Conference, a half-game ahead of the Jazz.

Houston also moved within 11/2; games of idle Memphis in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West. Utah visits Memphis today.

Paul Millsap, back after missing five games with left knee tendinitis, scored 35 points, and Al Jefferson had 17 points and 19 rebounds for the Jazz.

Houston has won four in a row. The Jazz have dropped seven of their last nine road games.

Raptors 95, Thunder 93

At Oklahoma City, Amir Johnson made a layup with 1.4 seconds left to help Toronto stop a 14-game road losing streak

Andrea Bargnani scored 23 points for the Raptors, who earned their first road win since Jan. 5 at Cleveland.

Bucks 100, Knicks 95

At Milwaukee, Carlos Delfino scored a career-high 30 points and Brandon Jennings finished an assist short of a triple-double, leading Milwaukee to the win.

Jennings had 14 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, and the Bucks built a 23-point first-quarter lead only to watch it evaporate in a half-court struggle.

Suns 108, Clippers 99

At Los Angeles, Steve Nash had 23 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds, Channing Frye added 19 points and Phoenix grabbed control early in the fourth quarter.

Frye hit two of his five 3-pointers in the final minutes of his second game back from a dislocated right shoulder.

Mavericks 101, Warriors 73

At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points and Peja Stojakovic added 17, helping the Mavericks get back on track.

Stojakovic returned from a six-game absence due to a stiff neck and went 5 for 8 from behind the 3-point arc, supplying the long-distance threat Dallas has been missing.

Rodrigue Beaubois had 15 points, Tyson Chandler pulled down 17 rebounds and Ian Mahinmi collected 13 boards for the Mavericks, who had lost four of six.

Hawks 104, Pistons 96

At Atlanta, Al Horford scored 18 points, Josh Smith and Joe Johnson each added 17, and Atlanta stopped a two-game slide.

Rodney Stuckey missed two jump shots in the final 1:14 but still led the Pistons with 22 points in a reserve role. Reserve forward Chris Wilcox added 18 and Greg Monroe scored 17 for Detroit, which has lost seven straight on the road and is 7-28 away from home.

Kings 127, Timberwolves 95

At Minneapolis, Samuel Dalembert had 26 points and 17 rebounds and Marcus Thornton added 23 points to lead Sacramento to the victory.

Kings rookie DeMarcus Cousins was ejected in the third quarter after shoving Martell Webster, but the Kings went on a 21-0 run without him. The Kings picked up their 17th win of the season, tying them with the Wolves for fewest in the West.

Wizards 98, Nets 92

At Washington, John Wall scored 26 points and Washington overcame a 17-point deficit to get the win.

After New Jersey's Kris Humphries scored five straight points to tie it at 90 with 1:44 left, Wall hit a jumper with 1:22 left and another with 46.5 remaining for a 94-90 lead.

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